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Fwd: Re: CC Version 4.0 (and government data)

From: Chris Beer <chris@codex.net.au>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:20:35 +1100
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...And this time to the list and not just Sandro...

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Subject: Re: CC Version 4.0 (and government data) 
From: Chris Beer <chris@codex.net.au> 
To: sandro@w3.org 
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Thanks Sandro

This is of immediate interest here in Australia where at a very recent (last week) federal level meeting concerning a WoG licencing framework I raised with general acknowledgement from others that CC 3.0 was unsuitable for data, and that CC proscribed as much.

My suggestion then was that the ODbL should be actively considered as the suitable 3rd critical part of an open  licence triumvirate formed by CC for objects, GPL/BSD for software, and ODbL for object containers, noting for instance the most common scenario wherein the displayed results on a query is considered a derivative work where database or dataset is CC licenced.

This new development CC 4.0 does appear to change things. My questions to the list are 

a) how much has been invested by Gov / Academia / Orgs anywhere or at any level in ODbL

b)  how much has been invested by Gov / Academia / Orgs anywhere or at any level in CC with datasets, databases or datacubes and has suitability been an issue

and 

c) to anyone's knowledge, has CC =< 3.0 on data, datasets/bases/cubes been tested in court in a real copyright/left case (pref with Gov as plaintiff)

Cheers

Chris Beer
Australia

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